autumns come and it’s off and on weather. a lull occurs. finally compost that was made in spring from piles of manure, pond scum, leaf debris, field mowings, and the occasional food scraps, gets put to use. raised beds to the side of the field for winter garden were hand built on top of tilled soil. seeded with greens to feed the ranch and to play around with varieties and techniques for next spring when the real deal farm job gets going.